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Keep Talking, Senators: Of Filibusters and Chuck Hagel

michigander4 Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 8:46 AM
Sadly, Hagel will be confirmed with a straight party line vote. McCain, Graham, et al were hoping that at least one democrat would openly oppose Hagel (which would give cover for other dems to do the same), but it appears that won't happen. One would hope that the top military leadership at the pentagon would keep Hagel in line, but they're not any better. They think being openly gay in the military and women in combat are good things.

Not since the eminently forgettable and now justly forgotten Louis A. Johnson was chosen to dismantle the country's military budget after the Second World War -- just in time to leave this country woefully unprepared for the Korean one -- has a nominee for secretary of defense represented so clear and present a danger to the national security.

This time his name is Chuck Hagel, a former senator of shifting convictions about the country's defense, much of whose political career has been devoted to undermining that defense -- when he wasn't using high office to peddle low prejudices....